Monthly Archives: September 2016

Things That Aren’t Worth As Much As You May Think

flea-market-1262035_960_720There are certain items that are usually thought of as being worth a lot. We see things like this in our homes and get excited at the prospect of having something truly valuable on our hands. But unfortunately, this is not usually the case. There are quite a few items that actually aren’t typically worth very much.

Let’s start with comic books. Most people find some old comic books and think that they’ve hit the jackpot. In reality, only certain comics are worth a lot. They need to be very early issues of very famous comics, or done by famous comic artists. You can look online to see if what you have is worth something or not, but don’t get your hopes up.

Another item usually thought to be of value are old coins. Just because a coin is from 70 or more years ago, doesn’t mean it is worth very much. While coins of that age probably did increase in value, it’s probably only by a few cents or dollars. It’s also not a guarantee that you’ll find a buyer.

Lastly, there is the matter of art. An old painting or sculpture isn’t necessarily worth anything. It depends on the artist and if the authenticity can be verified. Sure, an old Picasso will be worth a fortune, but you probably don’t have that. At least with art, you may be able to take it to a pawn shop for something, but again, you probably won’t be able to pawn it the fortune you’d like to have.

I’m not trying to kill everyone’s hopes and dreams, but rather trying to get people to gain the understanding that just because something is old, doesn’t mean it is valuable. It is worth mentioning that there is always a chance that you may have a real treasure in your possession, but check it out before you get too excited.